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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 100-102

Novel approach of autologous simple limbal epithelial transplantation (autoSLET) in eyes with acute unilateral severe ocular chemical injury


1 Jain Eye Hospital and LASER Centre, Delhi, India
2 The Cornea Institute, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rajat Jain
Jain Eye Hospital and LASER Centre, AG-152, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi - 110 088
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1083_20

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A 19-year-old boy was presented 4 days after left eye acute chuna injury grade 4 (Dua). BCVA was finger counting 1 m, limbal ischemia, ground glass cornea, and corneal epithelial defect involving adjacent conjunctiva. Autologous contralateral simple limbal epithelial transplantation (SLET) was performed. Complete ocular surface epithelization was noted at day 21. At 8-months follow-up, there was a stable ocular surface with 20/20p BCVA. AutoSLET achieves rapid epithelialization in severe chemical injuries thereby preventing adverse effects of delayed epithelial healing avoiding the need for visual rehabilitative procedures later. Larger case series with longer follow-up is required.


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